Courses offered

With a local, national and international academic presence, ESG UQAM is committed to responding to the needs of the labour market by offering a broad range of courses wich covers all management fields of study. Students are attracted by the flexibility of the programs, the innovative teaching methods, the practical learning dimension, the friendliness of the study environment and the excellence of professors and lecturers who are actively involved in all sectors of the economy. The programs of study are professionally relevant, anchoring the academic experience in the real world.

Undergraduate programs

The language of instruction of undergraduate programs is generally French (see Courses given in French), but some courses are offered in English (see Courses given in English).

Graduate Programs

In the following Master’s programs, the language of instruction is French exclusively. In addition, if you wish to register for Master’s courses, your course selection must be approved by the head of the relevant ESG UQAM program.

Course Workload

The credit is a unit that assigns a numerical value to the workload required to achieve the specific objectives of a course. Each credit corresponds to 45 hours of learning activities (class presentations, practical work, homework, etc.), including evaluation (exams, term papers, etc.). A session lasts 15 weeks and a course generally is worth 3 credits. This means that each course corresponds to a workload of about 9 hours per week, including hours of compulsory attendance in the classroom or laboratory. A 3-credit course at UQAM is equivalent to a 6-credit ECTS course.


Point value of academic marks:
A+ = 4.3 A = 4.0 A- = 3.7: excellent
B+ = 3.3 B = 3.0 B- = 2.7: very good
C+ = 2.3 C = 2.0 C- = 1.7: good
D+ = 1.3 D = 1.0: pass
E = 0: fail

At the graduate level, grades C-, D+ and D are not used.

Course Registration

Please note that none of exchange student can registered by itself to his/her courses. The mobility assistant of the International Office (SSI ESG) will get in touch with students, in due time, to confirm their courses registration, following their learning agreement sent in their application documents.

  • At bachelor / undergraduate level, to be considered “full time” a student must be registered at a minimum of 4 courses (12 credits). The regular workload at ESG is 5 courses (15 credits) per trimester.
  • At master / graduate level, the minimum of courses required  to be considered “full time” depends on each program (between 2 courses (6 credits) to 3 courses (9 credits).
  • Your spoken and written English must be at an intermediate level. This level of proficiency corresponds to the following scores (given here for illustration purposes):
    • TOEIC : 750 +
    • TOEFL (Paper) : 550 +
    • TOEFL (IBT) : 80 +
    • IELTS : 6,0 +

If the main language of instruction in your home institution is not English or French (and you want to take courses in French or English), an attestation of your language skills (oral and written) must be provided by a competent authority.

Courses given in French

The full list of courses is not currently available. It is extensive. The UQAM Registrar’s ’s site allows you to research the courses yourself, based on your choice of program.

For bachelor (undergraduate) student : You can consult the courses offered in the bachelor of Business as the academic path is the most common followed by an exchange student.

Here are the suggested steps to help you select your courses :

  1.  Under « Programmes » on the UQAM Registrar’s site (in french only), select « Sciences de la gestion » (on the list at the left);
  2.  Select the program at the appropriate academic level;
  3.  At left of the page, select « Cours à suivre et horaires» for a listing of all the courses in the program;
  4.  Click on an underlined course to view the course description and the prerequisites (if any);
  5.  Verify the equivalence of the course and any prerequisites. Click on the title of the prerequisite for details;
  6.  Ensure that the course is offered during the session you want, by clicking the tab « Horaires et locaux d’enseignement» wich is right under the course title (select the correct year and trimester);
  7.  Continue to review courses until you have chosen enough for a full-time course load (between 12 and 15 UQAM credits for an undergraduate program and according to each program at the Master’s level);
  8.  Obtain approval from your home institution and send us the code and title of your selected courses.


Please note that Accounting courses (starting with SCO) are not available to exchange students, with the exception of SCO1250 and SCO2000.

Bachelor/undergraduate student : If you wish to register for Master’s courses (level 7000 and 8000), your course selection must be approved by the head of the relevant ESG academic program.

Courses given in English - description

In the undergraduate (BA) programs and graduate (Master’s) programs, the language of instruction is predominantly French. Several courses are offered in English.

Undergraduate Programs | Courses given in English

List and description of courses given in English for the academic year 2019-2020 (Fall 2019 et Winter 2020): List of courses given in English 2019-2020 | Courses description

To know the the timetable of our courses taught in English:

Steps to follow : 
Click on the link : Timetable
Click on “plus de critères” and select “cours particuliers” : En anglais.
If you are at a bachelor/undergraduate level, please select “cycle de cours” : 1er cycle.

Graduate Programs | Courses given in English

List and description of courses given in English for the academic year 2019-2020 (Fall 2019 et Winter 2020) : List of courses given in English 2019-2020 | Courses description

To know the the timetable of our courses taught in English:

Steps to follow : 
Click on the link : Timetable
Click on “plus de critères” and select “cours particuliers”: En anglais.
If you are at a master/graduate level, please select “cycle de cours”: 2e cycle.

Language courses

French course for non-french speakers

This course (3 credits) aims to develop basic skills for oral and written communication in French.
FLS1000 Français élémentaire sur objectifs spécifiques *Basic beginner course.

If the student wishes to take a more advanced course, he will have to write a placement exam upon arrival at a cost of $ 60.

Language courses

German, English, Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese, Russian.

If allowed by your home institution, you can follow language courses during your exchange student at our School of Languages UQAM. For all beginners level student, there is no placement test to take. For all intermediate or advanced level students, a placement test is mandatory prior to the regristration to a language course.

Placement test

Every placement test and results are under the responsability of the School of Languages. Verify the calendar to know the placement test dates.

It is mandatory to be registered at a placement test prior his/her arrival (by email) in order to take the placement test early upon arrival. The placement test lasts 90 minutes and cost 60$. Results are communicated by email not later than 10 days after.

Taking a placement test

Send an email to «» and mention the following informations :

  • Time and date you want to take the placement test;
  • Personnal UQAM ID
  • Language requested
  • Last name
  • First name
  • Reason of the test : exchange student who wants to follow X course during his/her exchange.

*The personnal UQAM ID is written on the admission letter

School of Management

Recognized for the quality of its practice-oriented education, the excellence of its applied research, and its international presence, the School of Management (ESG UQAM) asserts its leadership with a bold vision for the future.


Université du Québec à Montréal
École des sciences de la gestion
315, rue Sainte-Catherine Est
Montréal, Québec, H2X 3X2